Iceberg Drifts toward North Iceland Coast

A large iceberg was spotted last night off Iceland’s northwest coast in Húnaflói bay, north of Skagaströnd coast. Jón Haukur Daníelsson took a picture of it and posted it on the Facebook page Bakland ferðaþjónustunnar, a popular page for people in the tourism industry.

He told mbl.is that the iceberg is drifting closer to the coast, pushed by northerly winds. Last night, it was located about 10 km farther out. Jón Haukur believes the iceberg will reach the Skagaströnd coast. “The locals say it will strand here in the vicinity and fall apart,” he added.

The iceberg appears to be between 120 and 130 m (400-425 ft) long and wide. It’s rare for icebergs to strand off the coast of Iceland.

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